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Landstar to Participate in Merrill Lynch Global Transportation Conference

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June 4, 2003 Jacksonville, FL - Landstar System, Inc., a safety-first non-asset-based provider of transportation capacity, announced today its participation in the Merrill Lynch Global Transportation Leaders Conference on June 10th in New York, New York. Landstar Chairman and CEO, Jeff Crowe will present an overview of the company, including its variable cost non-asset based business model.

Landstar's presentation begins at 8:35 am on June 10th and will be broadcast live via the Internet at http://www.twst.com/econf/mm/ml12/lstr.html. For more information about the presentation or webcast, please contact Landstar's Corporate Communications Department at 904-390-1641 or e-mail dmellion@landstar.com.

Landstar System, Inc. is a non-asset-based provider of transportation capacity delivering safe, specialized transportation services to a broad range of customers throughout North America. The company identifies and fulfills shippers' needs through the coordination of individual businesses comprised of independent sales agents, business capacity owners, and other transportation capacity providers. The term, business capacity owner, refers to Landstar's independent contractors who operate a small business and provide the equipment necessary to haul freight.

Landstar's carrier group is comprised of Landstar Gemini, Inc., Landstar Inway, Inc., Landstar Ligon, Inc. and Landstar Ranger, Inc. and delivers excellence in complete over-the-road transportation services. Landstar's multimodal group is comprised of Landstar Express America, Inc. and Landstar Logistics, Inc., provides expedited, contract logistics and intermodal transportation services. All Landstar operating companies are certified to ISO 9001:2000 quality management system standards. Landstar System, Inc.'s common stock trades on The NASDAQ Stock MarketĀ® under the symbol LSTR.